Brill’s New Pauly

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(Δαυνία; Daunía). The region of D. roughly coincides with the northern part of today's Apulia; eventually incorporated into the regio II (Plin. HN 3,103), its extent however cannot be defined easily. In view of the importance of rivers for ancient geography, it can be assumed that the border in the north was the Fortore (Fertor in Ptol. 3,1,14), and the Ofanto (Aufidus at Plin. HN 3,103-105) in the south (Hor. Sat. 2,1,34f.: at Venusia as a border city; cf. also Mela 2,66; Str. 6,3,8; Pol. 3,88). In contrast to the historically unimportant coastal ranges of the mons Garganus,…

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de Vido, Stefania (Venice), “Daunia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 14 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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